Welcome to BCC's Small Group Leader Training. We are thankful to have you going through this course. We are confident it will be a really useful investment of your time whether you are new to leading a small group or an experienced leader. Before getting started, there are a few pieces of information to mention:


1. This training consists of five sessions.

Each session is a combination of videos followed by discussion and/or reflection questions from The Small Group and the Vine. Below you will see links to each session. Setting aside 60-90 minutes per session to watch the videos, answer questions, and reflect on the material is recommended.

2. There is work involved in this training.

As part of each session you will answer questions and submit your answers to the Small Group Leadership Team. While we will be looking at your answers, we are NOT looking for a certain "right" answer. Instead we hope to see evidence of genuine interaction & reflection on the material. Rushing through the material to "get it done" will not serve you, your group, or the church. So engage deeply with the content.

3. Beyond the required work, there is additional recommended reading linked in sessions 1-3.

This is reading from the book The Thing Is by Tony Payne. Tony Payne is one of the presenters in the video series (the Australian) and has written this book to go into more depth about the "big picture" of what God is doing in our world, what he's doing in people, and the part we play in that divine plan. It's a short book (60 pages), but we think it will be a very helpful supplement to this short course. There are also links to other documents & readings relevant to the topics covered in some of the sessions. Links for all the additional recommended reading are below.

SPECIAL NOTE: It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you complete this course on a laptop or desktop computer. A phone or tablet is not ideally suited to inputting thoughtful answers to the questions that follow.

Ok. Let's get on with the course.

Session 1

Watch session 1-1: Introduction
READ & DISCUSS

CLICK HERE to be taken to some discussion/reflection questions. Use the space provided to fill in your answers to questions. Once you have answered all the questions, click SUBMIT at the bottom of the form. 

Watch session 1-2: Moving to the right in christ
THINK & DISCUSS

CLICK HERE to be taken to some discussion/reflection questions. Use the space provided to fill in your answers to questions. Once you have answered all the questions, click SUBMIT at the bottom of the form. Then come back here to continue the training.
Watch session 1-3: Conclusion
PRAY

Give thanks for what God has done in Christ and for what we've seen of his amazing purposes, and pray for your understanding, trust and participation in these purposes.



HOMEWORK

We've covered lots of huge ideas in this session. Read these chapters to help wrap your head around them.
Read chapters one thru three of "The Thing Is"
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